Needle to the Groove San Jose hits it out of the park yet again with it's brand-new, super-limited edition (100 copies) of Aki Kumar's Dum Maaro Dum CLEAR vinyl 45 record featuring two fan-favorite tracks from Hindi Man Blues. These amazing clear vinyl albums are ALMOST SOLD OUT and if you'd like to get your hands on your very own copy, Aki Kumar will have a handful available at his live shows in the upcoming weeks. $10 only! Side B features his mesmerizing Bolly Blues rendition of Sajan Re Jooth Mat Bolo.
Aki Kumar Dum Maaro Dum b/w Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo
Limited Clear Vinyl 7”
Aki Kumar & his Bollywood Band return with another delectable 7-inch of their latest, Hindi Man Blues. Originally from Mumbai, India, Aki has become a Bay Area treasure with his amalgamation of traditional Bollywood sounds infused with American funk, soul and blues to make a new and exciting flavor.
On "Dum Maaro Dum", Aki and his seasoned players forge fuzzy guitars and propulsive bass lines that merge and apex, forming a stellar example of American funk and Bollywood soul. The slinky organs, frenetic drums and searing wah-wah guitar stabs shine on this timeless track that would fit perfectly on a 1960's Indian B-movie soundtrack or a post-2000's home-made mix tape.
The B-Side, "Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo" is a haunting drone heavy on the tremolo experience topped with a pulsating tabla and laced with shadowy guitar lines. Aki's trance-like vocals create a truly psychedelic trip showing the rane of his eclectic and tasteful players, and producer Kid Anderson.
DON'T FORGET to also pick up a copy of Kumar's debut Vinyl 45 Jaan E Jaan!